Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee is slated to take oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal on Wednesday i.e, May 5.
Banerjee was elected to the office for the first time in 2011 ending the34 year Left Front rule in the State. Ms. Banerjee was again elected in 2016.
TMC senior party leader Partha Chatterjee confirmed that Banerjee will take oath as Chief Minister on May 5.
Speaking to the media Banerjee said, “Her first priority will be to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. She also added that the decision to take oath of office in the next few days is to ensure that the state government can take decisive decision to tackle the pandemic,”
“We should not indulge in any violence. The most important task at our hand is to serve people in the times of Covid crises.” Banerjee added
The TMC chairperson said that the swearing in ceremony will be a minimalist event. Ms. Banerjee also reiterated her demand that centre should provide vaccination free of cost.
The TMC chairperson said leaders across the country including Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackray, Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh and delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had congratulate her on her victory. Ms. Banerjee added that she didn’t receive any phone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Even though the ruling party TMC won the West Bengal Legislative Assemly election,2021 by 212 out of 292 seats but Mamata Banerjee herself lost the battle from Nandigram constituency which was won by BJP’s Sivendu Adhikari with a 1,957-votes.